Date Responded 30 October 2019

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

  1. How many pure electric / hybrid / hydrogen powered vehicles are currently in your force’s fleet?
  2. What are the makes and models eg BMW i3, Nissan Leaf etc.
  3. How much money has been spent on them (purchase price)?
  4. What tasks are these vehicles currently used for eg diary appointments, CSI visits, pool cars etc.
  5. Are any of them used for emergency response or pursuits?
  6. Please give details of any plans you have to procure more in the near future

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.


Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Fleet Department of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

1. There are 10 such vehicles in the fleet. 

2. There are :-

8 x Toyota Yaris Self Charging Hybrid.

2 x Nissan Leaf pure electric.

3. Total purchase cost of the 10 vehicles was £118,142.

4. The vehicles are used for general purpose, non-response work.

5. No.

6. Northumbria Police is working with other Police Forces on vehicle specifications to be included in a new national contract for provision of vehicles which will commence next year.  It is the intention to include a variety of low emission vehicles within that contract.  The Northumbria Police strategy for purchasing this type of vehicle will be finalised when this new national arrangement is in place.

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